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Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

HOUGHTON — Using waste wood as an energy source will be the focus of a one-day conference April 23 at Michigan Tech University’s Ford Forestry Center in Alberta. The conference is intended for municipalities and businesses interested in exploring alternate energy sources for heating or co-generation. The availability and low cost of waste wood, or wood residues, can make this an attractive fuel source in many locations, according to conference sponsors. The conference is sponsored by Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service, MTU, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the U.P. Resource Conservation and Development Council.

60 years

MARQUETTE — Artists and craftsmen in the Upper Peninsula have been invited to participate in and to attend the second Upper Peninsula Crafts and Native Industries Exhibit and Conference to be held in Marquette next month. The purpose of this, and the first conference held a year ago in Houghton, is to stimulate interest and participation in arts and crafts in the Upper Peninsula and to offer practical suggestions for developing local handcraft into marketable items. There is no admission charge for the conference, though exhibitors will pay a small fee for space. Among the types of items that will be acceptable are jewelry and lapidary work, wood carving and wood crafts, weaving, ceramics, metal work, and leathercraft to name only a portion of the possibilities.

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